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Over the past year, Inspector General A. Roy Lavik's office has published reports that have been critical of the CFTC’s spending and operations. (Credit: Getty)

EXCLUSIVE: Sens. Probing CFTC Charges To IG Budget

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission is under a congressional inquiry over its plans to charge its inspector general hundreds of thousands of dollars for purported overhead expenses, Law360 has learned. The probe is part of a broader look into whether certain federal agencies are restraining their internal watchdogs. 

  • 'Fake Income' Email Shows No Fraud, Dewey CFO Contends

    On the second day of trial for the former top executives of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP accused of deceiving lenders and investors before the law firm collapsed, an attorney for Dewey’s former chief financial officer said allegedly damning emails touted by the government have been misconstrued as evidence of guilt.

  • Massive Global Soccer Bust Called 'The World Cup Of Fraud'

    U.S. authorities on Wednesday unveiled a racketeering case against top-level international soccer, charging executives at FIFA, the sport's global organizer, with taking $151 million in bribes to back tournament marketing contract applicants and warning more charges are likely in store in an ongoing investigation.

  • EPA Redefines Scope Of Waters Shielded By CWA

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers on Wednesday unveiled the final version of their attempt to clarify exactly which American waterways are subject to federal jurisdiction, a controversial effort that seeks to make permitting decisions easier and bring regulations up to date with U.S. Supreme Court opinions.

  • High Court Clears One Inducement Hurdle, But Others Remain

    The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling Tuesday that a good faith belief that a patent is invalid is not a defense to induced patent infringement benefits patent owners by clearing a hurdle to proving inducement, but the opinion still leaves accused inducers with a viable defense, attorneys say.

  • Dewey Trial Begins With Davis Blaming Fall On Atty Greed

    The landmark trial of the executive leadership of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP on fraud and larceny charges began on Tuesday, and defense attorneys quickly laid the blame for Dewey’s collapse on the financial crisis and some “greedy” partners who fled the firm, and said the executives were far removed from any accounting trickery.

  • IRS Can't Tax Foreign Reinsurance Policies, DC Circ. Says

    The D.C. Circuit on Tuesday ruled that the Internal Revenue Service may not collect an excise tax on reinsurance policies between two foreign entities, saying there's no indication that Congress intended the tax to apply to completely foreign companies.